Passing on Your
and Life Experiences
Your Ethical Will:
Leaving Your Legacy, Morals, and Values
“By the time we come to realize that the years ahead are far fewer than the years we have already lived, we confront the discouraging truth that, unless we do something about it, all that hard-won wisdom will disappear with us when we die.”
As essential as wills, trusts, and other legal tools may be in ending well and creating an effective estate plan, these all pale in comparison with the significance of an ethical will.
Similar to the way a Last Will and Testament passes on your money and physical assets, so your Ethical Will is designed to pass your deepest values and beliefs to your loved ones. Because of the emotional, psychological, and spiritual nature of these records, we find that they are the most impactful part of any estate plan – both for the giver and the receiver.
To learn more about Ethical Wills, read some of our articles below.
View Our Collection of Real Ethical Wills:
My Grandmother’s Recipe and Your Ethical Will
If you’re ready to start working on your ethical will, here’s an article to know and learn more about ethical will.
Parents, Here’s The Inheritance Your Children Really Need
I advocate for a way of estate planning that starts with your closest relationships instead of starting with your assets.
Example of An Ethical Will: Peter’s Statement of Faith
Peter’s Ethical Will is short but packed with importance. It’s familiar, as Statements of Faith are common, but is worded differently.
To Our Sons: Sam and Ellen’s Ethical Will
After providing for the boys’ physical wellbeing, Sam and Ellen wanted to care for their emotional and spiritual wellbeing. So they created an Ethical Will.
Our Friend, John: An Example Of An Ethical Will
Recently, we had a chance to meet a special man named John. He attended a speaking engagement where we discussed Relational Estate Planning and the value of Ethical Wills, and afterward told us that these ideas resonate deeply with him
Your Ethical Will: The Most Important Document in A Relational Estate Plan
What if we told you that the most important document in your relational estate plan is not legally binding and has nothing to with your money?